Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
11:45 PM ET, October 7, 2007

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Breaking: Newsvine Acquired By MSNBC.com  —  Social news site Newsvine, which launched in March 2006, has been acquired by MSNBC.com, a fifty-fifty joint venture between Microsoft and NBC.  This is MSNBC.com's first acquisition.  —  The deal, which closed on October 5, was all cash, but the acquisition price is not being disclosed.
Discussion: GigaOM, ParisLemon, iPlot, chartreuse and Digg
RELATED:
Alex Johnson / MSNBC:
Msnbc.com acquires Newsvine  —  First acquisition in 11-year history moves company in new direction  —  Newsvine.com pays users for their stories and displays articles based on user rankings.  —  REDMOND, Wash. - Msnbc.com is diving into citizen journalism and social media by acquiring Newsvine.com …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Newsvine Acquired By MSNBC - Leading Citizen Journalism Site Snapped Up by MSM  —  Today Newsvine CEO Mike Davidson contacted Read/WriteWeb to announce that his citizen journalism startup Newsvine has been acquired by MSNBC, the Microsoft/NBC joint venture, for an undisclosed sum.
Newsvine:
Msnbc.com Acquires Newsvine  —  technology, microsoft, newsvine, nbc, msnbc, acquisitions, msnbc-com  —  Esteemed Members of the Newsvine Community,  —  It is our great pleasure to announce today that Newsvine has been acquired by msnbc.com.  There are so many exciting things to share …
mikeindustries.com:
Msnbc.com Acquires Newsvine  —  I grew up in an NBC household.  Some of my earliest TV memories were sitting in the living room at 6pm with my parents and watching the nightly news with David Brinkley, John Chancellor, and later Tom Brokaw.  I didn't always understand what was going on in the world …
Agence France Presse:
SAP agrees 4.8-billion-euro buyout of Business Objects  —  PARIS (AFP) - Germany's SAP, a world leader in business software, announced late Sunday that it had agreed with France's Business Objects on a buy-out worth just over 4.8 billion euros (6.8 billion dollars).
Discussion: TechCrunch
RELATED:
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
SAP's growth spurt: $6.8 billion for Business Objects  —  SAP took a page out of Oracle's grow-by-consolidation playbook in acquiring business intelligence leader Business Objects for $6.8 billion (42 Euros per share).  SAP CEO Henning Kagermann positioned the acquisition as part …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Official: Selling Paid Links Can Hurt Your PageRank Or Rankings On Google  —  More and more, I've been seeing people wondering if they've lost traffic on Google because they were detected to be selling paid links.  However, Google's generally never penalized sites for link selling.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
A Way to Find Your Corner of the Internet Sky  —  IF you know what you're looking for online, Google and other Internet search engines do a pretty good job of helping you find it.  But what if you don't know exactly what you want?  —  Say you are a soccer fan, but you are neither in the market …
Discussion: Mark Evans
RELATED:
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
eBay's StumbleUpon Has New, Novel Contextual Advertising Scheme around Online Video  —  Last week I was on the MIT campus where I interviewed Garrett Camp, the founder of StumbleUpon, the San Francisco-based company that allows users to organize and recommend online videos.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Thou Shalt Not Kill, Except in a Popular Video Game at Church  —  First the percussive sounds of sniper fire and the thrill of the kill.  Then the gospel of peace.  —  Across the country, hundreds of ministers and pastors desperate to reach young congregants have drawn concern and criticism through …
Discussion: Joystiq, GamePolitics.com and Kotaku
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Mint Rakes It In  —  Since launching and winning the top spot at our TechCrunch40 conference three weeks ago, personal-finance startup Mint has been on a roll.  On Friday, Mint was named Best of Show at the 2007 Financial Innovations conference (along with peer-to-peer lender Prosper and mortgage-finder Mortgagebot).
Discussion: NetBanker
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
California man seeks class action lawsuit over iPhone bricking, lock-in  —  A California resident on Friday filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple over its controversial policies regarding the service of modified iPhones.  Filed by the Law Office of Damian R. Fernandez on behalf of Timothy P. Smith …
Discussion: InformationWeek
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Facebook's Core College Student Users Laugh At Attempts To Use It For Business  —  When I argued that Facebook is NOT for business, that assertion was roundly dismissed by Facebook's tech fan club, determined to prove (with Mark Zuckerberg gleefully rooting them on) that Facebook is a serious business tool.
RELATED:
Alice Mathias / New York Times:
The Fakebook Generation  —  THE time-chugging Web site Facebook.com …
Anne Zelenka / GigaOM:
From The Information Age To The Connected Age  —  Jason Calacanis launched yet another discussion of the future of the web with his official definition of web 3.0, in which web 2.0 cake is spread with a liberal frosting of people, but not just any people — "gifted" people.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 11:45 PM ET, October 7, 2007.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Feminism flourishes in rural India  —  On the soccer pitch and in the classroom, Franz Gastler looks to help girls become voices for change.
eero:
New security features from eero Plus  —  Protect all your connected devices with VPN, 1Password, Malwarebytes, and Ad blocking.
Smartsheet:
How to Automate Repetitive, Manual Tasks  —  Nearly half of information workers spend 25% of their work week on low-level tasks.  Automation can offer a competitive edge; read the free report.
Zoho:
Notebook 4.0: Introducing Notebook for Web, Smart Cards, Document Scanning, Web Clipper for Firefox, and Other Cross-Platform Updates  —  We're happy to announce another Notebook update, our biggest and brainiest to date.
Worldpay:
2017 Global Payments Report  —  Your ultimate guide to the world of payments in 36 markets.  Visit the microsite and download a free copy of the report.
Sponsor Techmeme
 
 See Also: 
Techmeme: site main
Techmeme River: reverse chronological Techmeme
Techmeme Mobile: for phones
Techmeme Leaderboard: Techmeme's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Techmeme RSS feed
Techmeme on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
BBC:
Kwik-Fit sued over staff radios
Discussion: Things That and Techdirt
John P. Falcone / CNET News.com:
New entry-level Xbox 360 model imminent?
Discussion: Crave
An Internet Consultant Speaks:
Sphinn Visibility Forces Yahoo Policy Change
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
TorrentSpy Traffic Plunges After US Ban
Discussion: DSLreports and Digg
Brad Linder / Brad Linder's digital home:
Sony announces PCM-D50 handheld flash recorder
Shelly Palmer / MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer Video:
Media 3.0 with Shelly Palmer - Episode 43
 Earlier Items: 
Cerulean Studios' Blog:
Build 1: Think Different.
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Rumor: Tagged Platform will mimic Facebook Platform APIs
David Teare / Switchers' Blog:
iPhone Password Manager
Denise Caruso / New York Times:
Securing Very Important Data: Your Own
Discussion: Gaffney3.com
Phil Bradley / Search Engine Land:
Google Book Search Improved(?)
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
iPod nano, classic 1.0.2 Updates change video, Cover Flow
Discussion: Gizmodo and Infinite Loop